Resources

Resources for Prayer

Teaching and inspirational articles, study guides and practical suggestions, all related to prayer.

Prayers for the Season of Preparation

A series of prayers for focus during Advent, produced by Synods from the URC.

Click here to visit the page of prayers.

Vision4Life – Prayer

The URC’s Vision4Life proved popular among local churches. Many of the resources are available to download, though sadly no-longer in print. Two booklets are available for use especially in small-group discussions, and can be home-printed if desired. Click on the images to download the booklets, or find other resources by clicking here to visit the Vision4Life website.

 

Prayer & Spirituality

This booklet aims to provoke conversation and experimentation, helping local churches to engage with some aspects of the Vision2020 Spirituality and Prayer statement:

“We will grow in our practice of prayer and spirituality, nurturing strength for our witness to Jesus Christ, and developing our discernment of where God is and what God is calling us to do by reading and studying the Bible and through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Vision2020 booklets are £1 each, or 10 for £6 (inc postage) – please email Roy Cadoux: publications@gear.org.uk with details of the title and number that you require, and we will get back to you to make arrangements.

 

Let Us Pray

A fresh look at some of the different ways that Christians can join together in prayer as a faith community. This booklet steps aside from many of the more common themes covered in books on prayer, and deals specifically with:

  • Event Intercession – how can we wrap our events with prayer: beforehand, during and afterwards?
  • Corporate Listening Prayer – how can we allow the Holy Spirit to set the agenda when we meet together to pray?
  • Prayer and Mission – how can we be guided by the wisdom, opportunities and timing of the Holy Spirit in mission?
  • Personal Prayer Ministry – how can we minister to one-another with the Spirit’s active help in times of personal need?

Booklets are £2.50 each, or 10 for £12 (inc postage) – please email Roy Cadoux: publications@gear.org.uk with details of the title and number that you require, and we will get back to you to make arrangements.

 

Let Us Pray – free chapter

Transforming Evangelism : Prayer and mission

This chapter explores the role of prayer in connection with the church’s mission, and is available here as a 4-page PDF to download and print – just click on the image.

Prayer – PowerPoints


Requests for week beginning Sunday 8 December 2019
  • Please pray for community Christmas events all over our nations. 
  • Please pray for Ryde URC's Celebration of Christmas on the 11th.
  • Please pray for Beacon Church, Canford Heath, Poole. They say 'Give thanks that events over the summer has seen children coming to the Lord and being touched by God in many ways at camps; also for the blessing from three Alpha courses earlier in the year. There has been several testimonies of physical healing over recent months and opportunity to bless families in the community. Pray for those interested in membership and water baptism. Above all, pray that throughout our elders and congregation continue to be God focussed receiving not only his direction but blessing and strength for themselves and their families.'